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Kidney Infection: klebsiella pneumoniae?


I have been diagnosed with UCTD probable lupus in the United States. After experiencing some UTI symptoms (abdominal pain, flank pain, pain with urination, low-grade fever, etc) I went to my general practitioner who diagnosed a kidney infection and put me on 500 mg of Ciprofloxacin twice a day for 14 days. She also did a urine culture which came back positive for klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria. I texted my cousin, a nurse, about the results and she told me I shouldn't attend our uncle's funeral tomorrow for fear of infecting others. Then I looked it up on Wikipedia. Now I'm kind of scared. Has anyone experienced this? Am I just being dramatic? Thanks.

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I’ve been a nurse for 40 years and you cannot spread a UTI Or kidney infection to anyone else. You need to follow up with your physician to make sure that your UTI/kidney infection has been cured. People with autoimmune diseases are more prone to infections. I wish you all the best, Nan


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